Okay, I know some of you are wondering what is happening with respect the the TPR stuff. The answer is "nothing much." Gary decided that he is okay with that happening. I emailed the social workers. Neither of them has emailed me back. The permanency hearing is in a couple of weeks. I don't know if anything will happen there.
In theory, Will could have already talked to his lawyer who might have spoken with the state lawyer, and they could show up with Will and a signed form from Will for the judge to approve. Or Will could not show up, have not contacted his lawyer, and the lawyer for the state say that they think that there should be a TPR and the judge could order that Will be sent notification, which has to be served in person. Or ... oh who knows.
Gary hasn't said anything about adoption or guardianship. I'm not going to bring it up either. If he wants it, we will do it. If he doesn't, we won't. I imagine one of the social workers will bring it up again. Right now I think that he isn't interested, and that is fine. He wants the social worker to get back in touch about how we can go about buying his computer.
Oh, and he has put himself on this absurd diet of under 1000 calories a day (lots of fruits and veggies) so he can "cut weight" in the next six weeks for a big fight. We'll see how long that lasts.
In other news, we finally made the decision to put the Cattle Dog down. She hadn't actually bitten anyone yet but she was getting closer. I don't really want to go through it all, but Roland and I agreed that it was better to do it before she bit someone.
We are all sad, but even Brian who is the most sad doesn't think we were wrong to do it.
I think life is going to be more peaceful with just one dog. I went out and got the Shih Tzu some squeaky toys that he loves and the Cattle Dog would have destroyed in 10 seconds.